A country wedding: follow our guide!

May 12, 2021 5 min read

country wedding

Among the wedding themes in vogue over the past few years, the country wedding 🌻 is absolutely on trend. 

Do you love nature, the boho spirit and sunny days in the countryside? This relaxed and romantic wedding style is made for you. Combining bucolic surroundings and conviviality, this spring theme will delight both the future bride and groom as well as their guests.

How to find the ideal place? What kind of decoration? How to choose your wedding dress or guest outfit?

👉 Follow our guide for a successful country wedding!

The perfect venue for a bucolic wedding

To find a place for your wedding can be quite a headache. The choice of venue is a determining factor for the success of your event. Between budget, accessibility and other practical or financial aspects, the place of celebration must be in harmony with the chosen theme.

country wedding venue

©bantersnaps

For a relaxed country wedding, you can opt for an old rustic building such as an inn, a farm or a barn. In all cases, opt for an authentic place with a wooded garden surrounded by abundant nature.

To add a boho chic touch, you might consider the gardens of a castle.

And if you're planning an outdoor wedding, don't forget to plan a marquee in case the sun doesn't shine.

A successful country wedding decor

As for the decor, nature takes the place of honor. Bouquets of dried or wild flowers are scattered here and there 💐 ... The focus is on natural materials and pastel colors.

Country flowers

For a country-style ceremony, favor unstructured bouquets with field flowers such as sunflowers, daisies, poppies, branched roses, gypsophila, astilbe, lavender, wheat, grasses and foliage...

field flowers bouquet

©Jonathan Borba

Natural colors and materials

Pastel and neutral colors are chosen for a perfect blend with natural elements. White, cream, beige, brown and other soft tones will harmonize very well with the plants and wood. To bring a little cheerfulness, we can add a touch of bright color (yellow, orange, pink or purple) found in field flowers. Pastel tones such as sky blue, pale yellow or powder pink will make your decor even softer. As for the materials, linen, lace, burlap, raffia, wood, aged metal or wicker will be a great choice.

The wedding reception hall decor

Although many reception halls already look beautiful in their natural state, adding a little personal touch will always help create the desired ambiance. Lanterns, garlands and pennants hanging on the ceiling or around the beams will be of the most beautiful effect.

For a country wedding, we recommend bringing nature into the reception hall as well. This way, we will find back the vegetation 🌿 with bouquets, foliage, branches and logs of wood. Flowers can be hung or plant garlands can be made to decorate the ceilings and walls.

Regarding the furniture of your wedding hall, go for raw materials. Also think about placing some country objects found in farms such as water cans, old wheelbarrows or bales of straw. Don't hesitate to check out Pinterest for more ideas.

country wedding decor

Table decor for a bucolic wedding

Guest and bride and groom tables will be carefully decorated with lace doilies (or a large white tablecloth), a burlap table runner, vintage china, and of course flowers, foliage and plants. These will be arranged in bouquets, placed in multiple vases on wooden bases to create beautiful centerpieces or floral arrangements.

As a finishing touch, you may want to add a few candles or candle holders for a romantic atmosphere as well as place cards and gifts for your guests.

Ideas that will make all the difference!

To personalize the theme even more, don't hesitate to create an original place card. For example, a small wooden log with the host's name engraved on it or an origami in the shape of a windmill.

Gifts for guests should also be in accordance with the country-style theme. Handcrafted and homemade products are key elements. Thus, honey jars 🍯 or jam jars are perfect as a country gift. You may also like to make a compote, jam or cookies, especially for your guests. Add a small label with the guest's name and a small personal message, hung with a ribbon for example.

Other objects may also be decorated according to your theme. For example, the wedding urn can be a tree stump made for the occasion and decorated with lace. Similarly, the same elements or materials can be used for the Photobooth and guest book in order to be totally coherent.

Choosing your country wedding dress

A country wedding dress generally is flowing and refined. A both chic and casual boho style dress will be of the most beautiful effect. Go for a lightweight dress in linen, cotton, silk, satin or lace.

boho country wedding dress

©Jessica Rockowitz

The country-style fit is long, often straight or flared. Avoid heavy or overly sophisticated wedding dresses with elaborate halter tops or straps. Prefer long sleeves and slightly loose styles that fit in with the comfort and simplicity of the country spirit.

In addition to your wedding dress 👰, don't hesitate to add some accessories like boho jewelry, a flower crown or a headband on natural and wavy hair.

Naturally, we won't forget about the bride's bouquet composed of field flowers and grasses that will match the floral arrangements of the venue.

As for the groom, he would preferably opt for a two-piece suit with a natural-colored vest (beige, blue, gray...) that can be worn over a light shirt.

Among the country accessories: a linen, silk or liberty fabric bow tie. Suspenders and hats are also in fashion for country weddings, as well as the floral boutonniere.

The country dress code for the guests

You are invited to a country wedding? Lucky you! To be in total harmony with this natural and refreshing theme, follow these tips.

country wedding guest outfit

©Jonathan Borba

A flowing, vaporous boho dress is ideal for a country ceremony. Also, light or pastel shades are extremely trendy. For example, mint green, soft yellow or pale pink. Get inspired by the soft color palette found in nature. Floral patterns, polka dots and liberty prints are just perfect.

👉 Make sure you find the right dress by browsing our Boho Wedding Dress collection!

If you don't like wearing dresses, you may opt for a boho jumpsuit or a long skirt with a light colored blouse. As for the fabric, focus on fluidity with linen, silk chiffon, or cotton for a light effect.

In addition to the jewelry that will sublimate your look, you can accessorize your outfit with a pretty boho bag in fabric or leather or even a wicker basket. Lastly, for your hairstyle, what more country than a boater or a Panama hat 👒? Flowers or scarves in the hair will also be excellent choices.



Planning a wedding requires a lot of preparation. These few simple tips will help you be in total harmony with your theme so that your country wedding will be the most beautiful day of your life!


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